Ever came across a situation where you failed to decide if a person is really smart or a complete fool? This incident reported from the United States will certainly make you wonder and scratch your head in confusion. A prison inmate who escaped the Jefferson County Jail in Colorado was caught while trying to re-enter the facility. Now, if you are wondering why this person was trying to re-enter the jail, well then, let us tell you that he actually escaped to go out and buy snacks and alcohol. According to a statement released by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on January 26, Joshua Hansen left the jail to get snacks, alcohol and tobacco. He was caught while trying to enter the facility.
The statement added that Hansen was busted when he was running back towards the prison with a duffel bag that contained ‘3 bottles of Brandy, 1 bottle of Whisky, multiple bags of Buglar tobacco, packaged snacks, fruit and a large amount of home cooked food’. The incident took place at 7.30 pm on January 25. He was reportedly caught after the police received information that inmates were escaping from the federal facility and crossing onto private land owned by a local rancher.
Joshua Hansen who is 25-year-old was serving a 27-month sentence for conspiring to distribute a designer drug, now faces charges of escape and marijuana possession. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus McLellan, while talking about the incident, said that non-violent offenders and inmates on work release have walked off from the federal facility “pretty much since Day 1” to get contraband items to bring back in the prison.
The police have started its investigation on the incident. Michael Latta, who owns the ranch next door to the federal prison complex, told the station KFDM that he has been dealing with escapees for 18 years. “Taxpayer dollars are being used to keep them in there, it’s amazing to me that they can just walk out of there whenever they want,” Latta was quoted as saying by Daily Mail.